Friday, February 15, 2013
Scouts are invited to participate in a program Feb. 24 that will be not only sweet, but also help them earn scouting badges.
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Friday, February 15
From The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Nature is sweet at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook, and Boy and Girl Scouts are invited to join a special event that’s all about maple syrup. The program, “Scouts, Get Sticky!,” Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will show scouts how to make maple syrup from start to finish. They’ll learn about the parts of a tree and the importance of tree sap, hear who first discovered how to make syrup and much more. Children ages 5 to 17 are welcome to join, and all participants will receive a one-of-a-kind Fullersburg Woods maple syrup patch. The program meets some requirements of the Legacy Tree badge for Cadette Girl Scouts and the …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Fall Product Program is designed as an exercise in building life and business skills.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011
Now through Sunday, Oct. 23, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are working on a 2011 Fall Product Program called Reaching for the Stars—100 Years of Encouraging Girls to Shine. This skill-building, entrepreneurial program provides girls with the opportunity to learn how to interact with customers and how to achieve goals, according to the Scouts. Girl Scouts of all ages are selling a variety of packaged nuts and candy and magazine subscriptions, to support their local activities and programs for local girls. Featured this year is a collector’s edition tin marking the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting that contains trefoil-shaped milk chocolate with creamy mint centers. The Girl Scouts also are promoting Buy Three = …
Friday, July 8, 2011
This troop continues to give after they've separated.
For my regular readers, last week’s column discussed a Junior Girl Scout troop from Park View Elementary whose generosity extended beyond the troop’s time together. This week's column will focus on a similar troop from Forest Glen Elementary, who disbanded at the end of the school year. I'm sure their selflessness will improve the community for years to come. Troop 726 consisted of 13 community-conscious girls who met at least once a week: Meghan Buechner, Sophia Coronelli, Olivia Demeris, Payton Esposito, Erika Freund, Audrey Kief, Avery Kiker, Allie Maltby, Nicole Mattson, Miranda Miscinski, Samantha Moody, Annike Strauch, and Catherine Trant. With moms at the helm, the girls pursued their mission to enhance the community and learn daily…
Friday, July 1, 2011
Though this troop disbanded in the spring, they're contributions live on.
Leading a Girl Scout troop for one school year is stressful enough, but three years?! That’s exactly what Glen Ellyn resident Lisa Biedron did with Junior Girl Scouts Troop #982. Moreover, her co-leader Lori Kay lead this troop (and 3 or 4 others, according to Biedron) from its birth as Daisies in Kindergarten until its end this past Spring! “They’re such good kids,” said Biedron of the girls. Ranging in numbers from 12 girls to 22 girls over the years, and based out of Park View Elementary School, the troop has seen its share of ups and downs in membership. The number of girls involved, however, did not deter any of them from their community service efforts. Over the years, the girls have participated in community events such as giving …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Rachel Del Ciello dedicated her time to helping out the library at the San Miguel School in Chicago.
Those of you who follow my column weekly may have noticed that last week we took a break from the Girl Scouts series and featured a local Glen Ellyn group that helps refugees increase their literacy. This week we're going back to the Girl Scout theme and we’re incorporating the increased literacy theme from last week. Glen Ellyn resident Rachel Del Ciello worked hard to achieve the highest rank the Girl Scouts of the USA offers -- Ambassador. “They recently re-did the levels and Ambassador is the highest a girl can go, it’s above a Senior Girl Scout,” Del Ciello explains. For those familiar with the Boy Scouts program, the Ambassador level is similar to Eagle Scout, particularly when it’s combined with the Gold Award. Del Ciello’s work …
Friday, June 10, 2011
A Junior Girl Scout troop understands leadership
Junior Girl Scout leader Lyn Schmidt is proud of troop #1893. Similar to last week’s featured Daisy troop (#42066), this group of [almost] 6th graders is based out of St. Petronille school. Also similar to the Daisy troop, when the group formed as Daisies there was a high interest. Out of 35 girls in the class, 35 were in the Daisy troop. These girls have been together for 7 years, though Schmidt has only been at the helm for the past 4. “One leader moved away. The next leader couldn’t do it anymore, so I started leading the girls about 4 years ago,” Schmidt explained. The troop, now consisting of 22 girls, has participated in numerous service projects together. Twice they sent care packages to the soldiers in Iraq, both collecting the …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Local Daisy Girl Scouts send Afghanistan girls well wishes.
Over the next few weeks this column will feature many of the different Girl Scout troops around Glen Ellyn. This week we take note of a troop that shares their sweetness with others a world away. These girls have contributed to various local organizations but perhaps one of their most amazing contributions has been adopting a Girl Scout troop in Afghanistan. “The girls sent the other troop things they wished for them. Some of them put things like freedom and others put video games and bicycles. It was a wide range of selflessness,” said Elizabeth Lewis, troop 42066 leader. Among the items, were things Lewis said American children take for granted. Lewis said this large group of girls are always paying it forward. The girls have …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
A local Daisy Girl Scout troop volunteers to learn life skills
Kids can’t make THAT much of a difference, can they? Is it possible for a 6-13 year old girl to really change anything in society? Of COURSE they can! Over the next few weeks this column will feature many of the different Girl Scout troops around Glen Ellyn. Focusing on the time and effort that these girls put into our community might open the door for others to do the same, and the girls will feel a sense of recognition for all the contributions they make. Stay tuned over the next few weeks to see what a difference the girls in Glen Ellyn are making! The different levels of Girl Scouts are Daisies, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, Cadets, and Seniors. Each level earns different types of badges through various activities that teach the girls …